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5-on-5: NBA free-agency preview

Who is the best free agent not named LeBron? Which team should we look out for? Our 5-on-5 panel sets the scene for a busy summer.

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Lowe: Eight biggest free agency questions

When free agency opens at the stroke of midnight, the NBA will leap into its great unknown: an unprecedented three-year spending frenzy that will change the league forever.

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Sources: Lopez, Young expected to stay Nets

Rival teams interested in free agents Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are increasingly convinced they have no shot at luring either one away from the incumbent Nets, according to league sources.

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Pitchman Chandler Parsons embracing challenge

If Chandler Parsons convinces DeAndre Jordan to leave L.A. for Dallas, it will prove his claim that he's the NBA's best recruiter.


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DeAndre Jordan in 15-game stretch Blake Griffin missed last season: 14.9 ppg, 18.5 rpg. Proof he's capable of being more of a focal point.

LaMarcus Aldridge a hot commodity

Want to talk with the free agent? You better get in line.

Pop: Don't wake me up for free agency

NBA free agency starts at midnight tonight, but don't count Gregg Popovich among those to be making calls. The Spurs coach, 66, told the San Antonio Express-News: "I'm not calling anyone at midnight. I'll be in bed. And if that’s the difference in someone coming or not coming, then I don't want them.”

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J.A. Adande @jadande

I'm starting to think all of these Luke Ridnour trades are just setting us up for a Jimmy Kimmel prank

Elhassan: Top 30 free agent Big Board 2.0

LeBron James leads a star-studded -- but possibly largely spoken for -- class of free agents. Who's No. 2 though? It's not LaMarcus Aldridge, despite the feeding frenzy he's created on the west coast. Top free agents (Insider)

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Ridnour traded for 4th time this week

After being traded from the Magic to the Grizzlies to the Hornets to the Thunder all in 26 hours last week, Luke Ridnour has now been traded to the Raptors along with cash, while Toronto sent Tomislav Zubcic's draft rights to OKC.

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D-Wade's top 10 plays

With soon-to-be free agent Dwyane Wade possibly on the move, SportsCenter looks at Wade's top 10 plays with the Heat, including that double-OT, game-winning 3 vs. the Bulls in '09.


5-on-5: NBA free-agency preview

Who is the best free agent not named LeBron James? Which team should you look out for? Our 5-on-5 panel has what you need to know before 12:01 a.m. ET. Free agency primer

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Countdown to the Body Issue: 6 days

Blake Griffin in the 2011 Body Issue was a slam dunk, as the new issue out July 6 is sure to be.

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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

LaMarcus Aldridge would command projected $18.8 mil in first year. Rockets need to clear close to $10 mil to make it work.

John Calipari @UKCoachCalipari

For the 100th time, I have the best basketball coaching position in the world. I am not looking for any other coaching position.

Reports: Kings interested in Coach Cal?

Kings owner Vivek Ranadive spoke with Kentucky's John Calipari about his interest in taking over the front-office and coaching jobs, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. However, Kings VP Vlade Divac told ESPN's Marc Stein the report is "absolutely not true."

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Best selling NBA jerseys (April-June): 1. Steph, 2. LeBron, 3. DRose, 4. Kyrie, 5. Klay, 6. Kobe, 7. Harden, 8. Blake, 9. Duncan, 10. CP3

Bulls offering Butler several options

The Bulls offered Jimmy Butler a 5-year, $90M deal Monday, and Butler postponed meetings with other teams, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Butler could also do a 4-year deal (player option) or a take 1-year qualifying offer.

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